I say, with absolute truth, and certainty, “My death is imminent, it looms about me, it is just, and well earned, for my sins are countless, except to God, who knows each one in perfect detail, for the cost of them was laid upon His precious Son.” If you know this to be true about yourself, do you also know that in Christ Jesus, we have been granted life giving repentance, and faith, a new heart, with new affections and desires, a new existence as a born again saint, a new family of adopted brothers and sisters in Christ, a true Father, Christ as our Lord and King, Priest intercessor, true Prophet, dear brother, and Savior. We have been granted life eternal with God, for His glory, and our good. Look at your sins, but do not lay your mind on them to the degree that they become greater than the Savior! If your guilt and shame have come at you like breaking waves on a dark and gloomy shore, thundering against your mind, like a death knell, let the next thought be about how you have a sacrifice that pleases the justice of the one true God, that was made by His Son on the cross! Surely, see your sins, and what they cost, but remember why He did what He did. For while we were yet sinners Christ died for us. God has love for those whom He saves. They become His Children through adoption, and Christ Jesus is the door, the way in. No man comes to the Father except by Jesus Christ! What a glorious, and beautiful Savior we have! Lift your head from your contemplation, brokenness over sin, and self-abasement, and focus on the glorious, eternal, and resurrected Lord! May His love for you be known, and felt. May it be ever in your mind, balancing the right perspective of guilt over sin, and God’s great love. There is a tension between the two, and it is good for us to know them both.
Romans 8:26-39 (NASB Strong’s) Our Victory in Christ
In the same way the Spirit also helps our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words; and He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.
And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. For those whom He foreknew, He also predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son, so that He would be the firstborn among many brethren; and these whom He predestined, He also called; and these whom He called, He also justified; and these whom He justified, He also glorified.
What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who is against us? He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him over for us all, how will He not also with Him freely give us all things? Who will bring a charge against God’s elect? God is the one who justifies; who is the one who condemns? Christ Jesus is He who died, yes, rather who was raised, who is at the right hand of God, who also intercedes for us. Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? Just as it is written,
“For Your sake we are being put to death all day long;
WE were considered as sheep to be slaughtered.”
But in all these things we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.